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that they tell you about now. it involves you of victims of super storm, sandy who cannot return home or have no home anymore. our joe johns is following us in washington on this story. but what he is following is that new jersey governor chris christy is now saying that people in the affected areas of new jersey, people affected by hurricane sandy can now vote electronically. they can vote by e-mail and they can vote by fax. it is an interesting turn. joe, what are you finding out about this? >> well, it's a very interesting turn, don. as you said, in response to the super storm, the governor has issued a directive. this is for misplaced voters that can submit ballot applications by e-mail or by fax to the county clerk. the clerk sends them a ballot and then they have to return that ballot by about 8:00 p.m. on tuesday. it sounds highly unusual. to some, it may sound off the wall. but the fact of the matter is, in an emergency situation, there is some precedent for it. the united states actually has a program for military and overseas voters to basically do very similar things. so chris chri
'm, like, this is really, really is this going to happen here? more bad weather? >> you know, without sandy, this storm that we're going to talk about is not a storm. it's not a big deal. but you have millions of people without power, you have millions of people with half of a roof off, the windows shattered, trying to survive, live in their let's head outside, and all of a sudden you get wind and rain -- not a hurricane, but 30 miles per hour. you get wind and rain and maybe even into upstate and snow. here's what's set up. still very cold in the northeast right now. the jet stream goes up and then down. when the jet stream goes down, that allows all the cold air to spill in from the north. when the jet stream goes up like that, that allows sometimes a low pressure system to come over and then back down and go up as a coastal low. it's up there long enough. i know they have natural gas there, but you can't turn on your furnace if you don't have feign to blow that around. the furnace simply will not turn on. this is a european model. we use this model really extentively especially with sand
's largest city 3 1/2 days after the onslaught of superstorm sandy. the extent of the devastation in staten island, and the desperation there is only now coming into focus. take for instance the death toll alone. at least 19 people, and that is almost half of the total for the entire toll for new york city, a and there is no light. there is no heat. there is no power. food now has been running short. fear has been running high. just listen to this woman. >> we are going to die if we get killed with the weather. we are going to die. we are going to the freeze. we have 90-year-old people. we are going to die. you don't understand. you have to get your trucks here on this corner, now. >> we are trying to get to you -- >> this is three days. >> the man to whom donna solli was pouring out her heart was new york's senior senator charles schumer who was on a tour of staten island, and even for those of us who live in the new york area, the death and the destruction unleashed by sandy and the pain and the fear of the recovery process are really difficult to completely comprehend. take for instance
. and let's get going. together. >>> there's a little good news for homeowners affected by sandy. sandy was not classified as a hurricane when it hit. this allows governors to declare that homeowners are exempt from the insurance deductible saving as much as 5% of the homes values. it's not so great for businesses. businesses that help companies that lose revenue because of an unexpected shutdown, but it doesn't cover businesses that just lose power. the donation for relief efforts is rolling in. people are helping victims of sandy in near record numbers. that's this week's getting down to business. >>> it is time now for no talking points. the art of the political dodge, seems all politicians are skilled at it. with debate coaches, aids, analysts, speech writers, they should be. dodging that troubling question can be just as important as providing that game changing momentum building moment. for example. there's a topic change. >> texas has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the country. over 1 million kids, you did not get an opportunity to respond to that. what do you
. five days after superstorm sandy, new york governor andrew cuomo said temporary fuel trucks will be deployed around the new york city area to alleviate the gas shortages. drivers will be able to fill up directly from the tankers. new yorkers can also get around the city a little easier now as well. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally, under one week, 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> across the river in new jersey, there is gas rationing in 12 counties in an effort to cut don on wait times there. people have been waiting there in long lines for hours to gas up cars and get fuel for their generators. >> our jim clancy is in long beach, new jersey, which is on the jersey shore. it's very windy, and that cold front that is apparently going to move in this weekend, jim, give me an idea of what's happening there in terms of people trying to recover, pick up the pieces, move on, what? >> there's a major push going on long beach island today. they have brought in scores of heavy pieces of heavy equipm
americans who are hurricane sandy victims, this super stom is now blamed for 110 tenths in this country. 1.5 million customers still no power. seven days later. and it is cold, folks. for the hardest-hit states of new york, new jersey and connecticut, this is another brutal day of recovery. mike bloomberg minced no words when he spelled out one of his most urgent concerns. >> the magnitude of the problem is we could have between 30,000 and 40,000 people that we're going to have to find housing for. we are working on it. we will continue to get this done. >> another very serious problem, finding gasoline. look at the lines. cars, home generators, a lot of them just don't have it. many stations don't have power so they can't pump the gas even if they do have it. the storm damage is keeping of tanker trucks from getting to where they need to to fill up those stations and the demand is emptying those stations' tanks when they do get filled. you can also expect sandy's aftermath to disrupt the voting tomorrow as well. mayor bloomberg saying as many as 143,000 new york city voters are going to h
. appreciate it. >>> so the rover now from superstorm sandy and what would be an unprecedented move, election officials in storm-wracked new york, they're considering drawing the election past tuesday. interesting. we thought that might happen. voters could get an extra day to cast ballots. it was only common sense, people, that they would have to do something like this. that day would be scheduled as far as 20 days after election day. late yesterday, new jersey chris christie ordered that there be extended voting hours past the weekend. power is slowly being restored. more than 2 million people along the eastern seaboard are still without electricity, 700,000 of those are in new york making for a very cold night with temperatures expected to hover just above freezing. on a positive note, though, new york city public schools will reopen tomorrow. skool schools that were heavily damaged will remain closed, and students in those schools will be assigned temporary locations. some recovery there but still a long way to go. >>> two days before election day. what have the campaigns done right and w
. >> secretary solis, let me ask you quickly about hurricane sandy and given that christine explained how the numbers are tabulated and what is likely to be the net effect of that? >> well, we won't know until we get our people out on the ground again and do those surveys that have to be conducted. certainly those states that are affected, we would imagine that there is going to be some dropoff of employment, but that is why the federal government is working with local government and state government and you saw the, you know, the saw the results of that with romney, and sorry, with christie and the president, and we here at the department of labor are already issuing emergency grants and signed off on one yesterday for new jersey for $15 million the begin with for cleanup and recovery for those areas that are hard hit. we should be thinking of how we can work together on that. >> and secretary solis, i could not agree more. >> ali, as we have been telling you a better than expected jobs report for october, but the economy is struggling to gain altitude. special jobs report focus on ""cnn
jersey residents can expect to pay more in taxes to pay for hurricane sandy repairs. here is what governor chris christie says. >> there's no magic money tree. i think most people in these towns will recognize that if they believe that the money is being spent reasonably and responsibly to rebuild their towns, they'll be happy to do it. >> state law normally caps property tax increase at 2%, but the law provides exceptions for emergencies like hurricanes. >>> nancy pelosi will ask to keep her position as the house minority leader according to democratic sources. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash broke that news earlier this hour. pelosi is expected to make an official announcement in just about ten minutes. toyota motors recalling nearly 3 million cars worldwide. mostly for prius models. but also with electric syst-- >>> the moon blocked out the sun in a stunning total solar eclipse only visible from the northeastern coast of australia. and, of course, here on cnn. it only lasted about 20 seconds in some places. total eclipses are pretty darn rare to see in any re
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